Davis Brooks | Violin & Electronics 2

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Violin & Electronics 2

by Davis Brooks

This CD is a compilation of works for violin and some form of electronics with influences that include everything from prog rock, minimalism, dance music, serial and ambient music.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Maxwells Demon No 4 for Violin or Violectra Solo
Davis Brooks
4:04 $0.99
2. Inquietude for Violin and Violin -Generated Sounds
Davis Brooks
6:18 $0.99
3. Quatre Regards dans la Belle Jarre for Electric Violin Solo and Electronics
Davis Brooks
10:53 $0.99
4. Orbital Beacons for Violin and Cello Acoustic Instruments with Pickups and Computer
Davis Brooks & Kurt Fowler
13:37 $0.99
5. Mandela Robben Island
Davis Brooks & George Shirley
5:13 $0.99
6. Gargoyles
Davis Brooks
10:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hello, I am a violinist who has a serious interest in contemporary classical music and other modern styles. I like to work when possible with living composers in commissioning new works for either violin, electric violin, 5 string violin or works with types of manipulated sound. My personal loves range from Bartok, Bach, Brahms, to Glass, Hendrix and most anything new that catches my attention. In the last three years I have commissioned and recorded over 13 new works for violin. I lean at times toward composers who have interests in electronic elements because of the new palette of colors that is available is almost endless. More and more ear candy. Special thanks to composers Richard Einhorn (Maxwell's Demon #4), Filipe Leitao (Inquietude), Frank Felice ( Quarte Regards), Patrick Long (Orbital Beacons), James Aikman (Mandela: Robben Island), and to the memory of Otto Luening (Gargoyles). Their support is well appreciated.

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If you would like to know more about me the performer; here is a more complete resume that includes a snapshot of my musical life.

Davis Brooks comes from a diverse musical background as soloist, pedagogue, orchestral musician, studio musician, concertmaster on Broadway, conductor, and chamber musician. His teaching experience has included faculty appointments at Baylor University, Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and Bucknell University. He is Professor of Violin Emeritus at Butler University in Indianapolis, and was the 2015-2016 University of Alabama School of Music Endowed Chair in Music Composition.

He served as Associate Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for fifteen years, and was a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center for ten years. Dr. Brooks played in the New York Chamber Symphony for nineteen years, which produced over twenty critically-acclaimed recordings during his tenure. Dr. Brooks has been concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of New England, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Waco Symphony. He performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and is active in the many recording studios in the Indianapolis area. In November 2016, Early Musings, his latest recording of new music, was released which featured solo music written for him by ten Alabama composers. Dr. Brooks has previously released two solo cds, one of music for violin and electronic media entitled Violin and Electronics, and one of music by composer C.P. First. All are available on iTunes. Other recordings include Reflection on a Hymn of Thanksgiving by Frank Felice, With Every Leaf a Miracle by Mark Schultz, and Manunya by Frank Glover.

At Yale University, where he received a master's degree in violin performance, Dr. Brooks studied with Broadus Erle and Syoko Aki. His doctorate, also in violin performance, is from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Other important teachers with whom he has worked include Joyce Robbins, George Neikrug, Russell Hatz, and Raymond Page; he has studied chamber music with Julius Levine, Josef Gingold, Aldo Parisot, and members of the Tokyo, Alard and Guarneri Quartets.

Chamber music is his first love. He has been a member of the Indianapolis Chamber Players, the Commonwealth and Landolfi Quartets, as well as the Meridian and Essex Piano Trios. In addition, Dr. Brooks' special interests include both the performance of music by contemporary composers and performance on original instruments, particularly the music of the Baroque period. He is a founding member of both the Chicago 21st- Century Music Ensemble and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Recording for the progressive rock band The Psychedelic Ensemble and David the Goliath have been most pleasurable diversions, as has performing with the Indianapolis band Progressive Lenses.



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